Current Board and Commission Openings

City of Great Falls Montana

Serving on a City board or commission is a great way to become involved in local government. The following City boards and commissions have current openings.

Applications are available at the City Manager's Office, Civic Center, Room 201, by calling 455-8450; or may be obtained from the Advisory Boards section.

GREAT FALLS PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD OPENING

GREAT FALLS, Montana –   The City Commission is seeking applications for the Great Falls Planning Advisory Board for one member to fill a three-year term ending December 31, 2019.  Applicants must reside within the City limits.

The City Planning Advisory Board is a nine-member Board that advises the City Commission on many aspects of Great Falls area growth and development including amendments to the Growth Plan, zoning, land subdivision, annexation, transportation planning, planning roadway improvements, and related general planning issues.

The Board meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 3:00 p.m.  For more information contact Craig Raymond at 455-8530. Application deadline is Friday, December 30, 2016, by 5:00 p.m.

BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT

GREAT FALLS, Montana – The City Commission is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Business Improvement District Board of Trustees to fill the remainder of a four-year term through June 30, 2017. 

The Board consists of seven members appointed by the City Commission, serving four-year terms.  The Board oversees the functions, operations, management and administration as necessary to carry out the purposes and objectives of the Business Improvement District. 

Interested applicants must be owners of property within the boundaries of the Business Improvement District or their personal representative, agent or guardian. Meetings are scheduled on the second Thursday of each month at 9:00 AM.  For more information, contact the Business Improvement District at 727-5430. Application deadline is Friday, December 30, 2016, by 5:00 p.m.

REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY BOARD

The City Commission is seeking a citizen interested in serving on the Regional Airport Authority Board.  There is currently one opening for a full three-year term beginning January 1, 2017 with approval from the Airport Authority Board and the City Commission.  

Applicants may be interviewed by the Board and/or City Commission.

The Regional Airport Authority is the governing body and policy setting board for the operation and management of the Great Falls International Airport.  The board is responsible for employing the Airport Director, who hires staff and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Airport.  The Board consists of seven members, appointed to three-year terms.  The City Commission appoints four members and the Cascade County Commission appoint three members.  Members serve without compensation.

The Airport Authority Board generally meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. 

For more information about the roles and responsibilities of serving on the Board, contact John Faulkner at 727-3404. Application deadline has been extended to Friday, November 18, 2016, by 5:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OPENINGS

GREAT FALLS, Montana –   The City Commission is seeking citizens interested in serving on the Community Development Council.  Members serve three-year terms.  There are currently three openings for a three year term that would expire October 31, 2019.

The Council consists of ten members appointed by the City Commission.  The Community Development Council reviews CDBG funding applications and makes recommendations to the City Commission concerning funding from the City’s annual Community Development Block Grant.  Interested applicants must live within the city limits.  The Council meets on demand, generally from January through March.  For more information, contact CDBG Administrator Maria Porter at 455-8407.  Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

ADVISORY COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS OPENINGS

The City Commission is seeking applications for citizens to serve on the Advisory Commission on International Relationships. Members serve three-year terms. There are several openings on the Commission.

The Commission consists of nine to eleven members.  The Commission provides support, coordination and exchange of information for international programs in the community.  Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. For more information, contact Krista Artis at 455-8450. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

PARKING ADVISORY COMMISSION OPENING

The City Commission is seeking applications for the Parking Advisory Commission.  Members serve three-year terms. There are currently two openings on the Commission.

The Commission consists of five members, appointed by the City Commission, and an ex-officio member appointed by the Business Improvement District.  Experience or interest in the Great Falls Central Business District is helpful but not necessary.  The Commission advises the City Commission, City Manager, and Planning & Community Development staff on matters related to parking issues within the Downtown Parking District.  Applicants must reside within the City of Great Falls.  For more information, contact Craig Raymond at 455-8530. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Applications are available at the City Manager's Office, Civic Center, Room 201, by calling 455-8450; or may be obtained from the Advisory Boards section.